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Willard, Adrienne Lisa; Kulinna, Pamela Hodges – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2012
This study reports the findings of a six-week summer literacy program conducted at a transitional housing facility for homeless families in the Southwestern region of the U.S. This study is grounded on the body of knowledge on students' literacy and homelessness. The intervention included one-on-one instruction by tutors. This study examined…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Fluency, Emergent Literacy, Tutors
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Gunn, Thelma M.; Chorney, David W.; Poulsen, John C. – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2009
Since 1999, the Alberta Initiative for School Improvement (AISI) has provided funding to provincial school authorities for projects designed to improve student learning and performance. Conducted in three-year cycles, this unique approach has successfully helped to initiate approximately 1,600 grassroots projects led by school districts, teachers,…
Descriptors: High Schools, At Risk Students, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Lesar, Sharon; Espinosa, Linda; Diaz, Rafael – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 1996
Describes the Family Focus for School Success Project, a model program that provides education and support to language minority families in poverty and their children through comprehensive early intervention for children at risk of academic failure because of their home environments. An evaluation of the first year's efforts with 69 families…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Disadvantaged Youth, Early Intervention, Elementary Secondary Education
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Rutter, Robert A.; Margelofsky, Mark – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 1997
Using survey and interview data from 78 junior high and high school students in an alternative school, studies the ways school structures affect the experience of at-risk students. Seven dilemmas attributable to familiar school structures are examined, and implications for restructuring schools are discussed. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Experience, High Risk Students
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Candelaria-Greene, Jamie – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 1997
Reviews conditions in the environment that put the children of Hispanic migrant workers at risk for developing physical and cognitive disabilities. These include inadequate environmental protection, poor housing, and lack of access to health care and community resources. Strategies to facilitate positive change for farm worker families and…
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Disadvantaged Youth, Dropout Prevention, High Risk Students
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Kirby, Peggy C.; Styron, Ron – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 1994
Studied how differences in race, gender, and academic ability affected students' use of computers and attitudes toward computers. Results with 73 suburban fifth graders show that computer technologies were less available to students who did not do well with traditional approaches, in spite of the interest traditionally disadvantaged students…
Descriptors: Ability, Access to Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Attitudes
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Cheek, Earl H., Jr.; Broders, Kay; Fang, Zhihui; Fogleman, Shirley; Harris, Charlotte; Medver, Jane; Paris, Norma Jean; Stokes, Mary – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 1995
Defines and discusses at-risk readers, and reviews assessments of student classroom performance. Strategies that have been successful with at-risk readers in the elementary classroom are discussed, including dramatization, parallel drama, semantic guides, word images, connecting reading and writing, and media-intervention. (SLD)
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, High Risk Students
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Kennedy, Mark – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 1996
This second part of a two-part essay shows how teachers, especially middle school teachers, can reduce academic risk. Two hypotheses are examined: (1) the more the classroom culture respects students, the more students respect the purposes, principles, and people in the classroom; and (2) assessment of learning must be fair and meaningful for all.…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Assessment, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education
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Ginn, Linda W. – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 1996
Studied a pilot program to give preservice teachers a broader look at the lives of children by placing the teachers with community service agencies to work with staff serving low-income parents and children from diverse backgrounds. Preliminary evaluation indicates that most preservice teachers expanded their views about families served by social…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Disadvantaged Youth, Elementary Secondary Education, Life Events
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Campbell-Whatley, Gloria D.; Obiakor, Festus; Algozzine, Bob – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 1997
Evaluated the effects of a pilot program designed to improve the attendance and academic skills of African-American students at risk. Results with 15 middle school students show improved attendance, fewer suspensions, and better grades in mathematics, English, science, and history. In addition, most participants were promoted to high school. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Attendance, Black Students
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Duttweiler, Patricia Cloud – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 1994
Reports on a survey completed by 454 members of the National Dropout Prevention Network about whether school reform is serving at-risk students. Nearly three-fourths of respondents thought that restructuring programs in their communities are not effectively changing the schools to meet the needs of students in at-risk situations. (SLD)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
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Davis, William E. – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 1995
Discusses seven of the most common myths and misconceptions about students at risk, and argues that the Goals 2000 educational reform movement could result in negative consequences for this group unless policymakers and practitioners develop a more accurate and comprehensive understanding of this population. (SLD)
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Davis, William E. – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 1995
Explores the concept of full-service schools for students at risk, identifying five specific obstacles or cautions that are especially important to consider when full-service schools are being developed. Such schools require understanding of the collaboration process and willingness to make major commitments in time and resources. (SLD)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Cooperation, Disadvantaged Youth, Elementary Secondary Education